SCENT PROFILE

Scent Profile is a creative study in conversation between Sigil founder, Patrick Kelly, and a groundbreaking artist, auteur, CEO, or disruptor. Learn about these pioneers’ creative practices, inspirations, and most fervent associations to scent.
Travis Weaver

Travis Weaver

 

Travis Weaver is a boundary-pushing fashion designer, acclaimed casting director, and retail sales expert.

As Casting Director for Rachel Comey, Travis’s focus on diversity has resulted in widespread acclaim in the fashion press. Previously, he was Givenchy Specialist at Barneys New York and Store Manager at The Phluid Project (“The world’s first gender-free store”). His extensive experience in the fashion industry also includes roles at Mansur Gavriel and Totokaelo.

Travis is the Founder and Creative Director of One DNA Clothing, a gender fluid, black- and queer-owned line of fashion essentials. As of October 2020, One DNA has also opened their first retail shop.

 

What are your pronouns?

He / Him / They / Them

Where do you draw inspiration?

Social media and time spent in nature.

What does scent mean to you?

Memories, good feelings.

Tell us about your favorite Sigil perfume.

Solutio because it feels fresh and clean, which is what I look for in a fragrance. Correction, smell for.

When do you feel most safe? And most challenged?

I feel safe at home and challenged at work.

Who do you want to celebrate today?

Women in general. Native Americans and indigenous peoples in general.

What is the theme of your new decade?

This new decade is all about innovation and reinvention. I'm calling in science; [preservation of] the earth's natural resources; supporting local. I'm letting go of fast fashion; systemic racism; and Amazon.com. 

What is one thing you've been doing differently lately?

Not traveling, calling/video conferencing more, staying local.

If you could only re-read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The Giver.

One album?

Anti.

What is your mantra?

Grab life by the balls.

 

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